With the summer season approaching its peak, it’s the perfect moment to do something about your neglected backyard and turn it into a private oasis of enjoyment, relaxation and peace. If you don’t know where to start your DIY garden upgrade projects, we have several cool ideas right here to help get you onto the right track.
Garden basics: Target decor
Before you proceed to landscape your backyard and turn it into your own Garden of Eden, you should have a clear vision of the look and feel you’re aiming to achieve. Do you want your yard to be exotic, oriental, Zen-like, gentle, clear-cut or lush? The garden style is solely up to you to choose and create – just bear in mind the climate you live in, your budget, available space and time required for regular gardening maintenance in the long run.
Nifty shades of green: Plants, flowers and shrubbery
A vital component of any garden, plants, flowers and shrubbery will have to be chosen carefully, methodically and with regard to the climate. When decking your backyard with trees and shrubs, don’t overestimate your budget and gardening skills – instead, start off with limited plans and efforts, and sow new greens later. Plant big greens like trees first and add smaller ones afterwards. Also, note that some plants don’t go well with other greenery so avoid incompatible mixes.
Backyard décor: Let your landscaping creativity guide you
You can technically design your garden in any way you like, for as long as you don’t forget the overall look and ambiance you’re trying to create. Make sure that the furnishing pieces, plants and accessories you’re putting in your garden agree with each other in terms of tone, functionality and balance. For instance, you can build a fountain in your backyard, add some captivating clay pavers, adorn your patio with string lights and place flower pots along the pathways for a romantic vibe.
Outdoor furniture: Functionality, style and comfort
After you’ve laid out your garden in terms of plants, pathways and major structural pieces like fire pits and fountains, it’s time to get your hands on some convenient seating and outdoor furniture. If you’re on a tight budget, you can make garden furnishings yourself, or if you have previously set aside some funds for the furniture procurement, you can buy your new comfy garden pieces and extras in most garden centers and outdoor & gardening section in the local department store.
Garden maintenance: Ensure a charming ambiance in the long run
Once your garden is all set and neat, you can grab a cocktail, lean back and enjoy the fruit of your efforts. Still, to achieve functionality, comfort and an appealing atmosphere in the long run, you’ll need to regularly maintain your backyard and preserve its original condition and look. This means ousting weeds, watering and fertilizing plants, cleaning the furniture, keeping pathways clear and prim – and the effort invested in garden upkeep can be good for your health and peace of mind too.
Turing a shabby backyard into a lovely garden with the essential plants, flowers, furniture, pathways and other structural elements and accessories requires just a pinch of good will, some extra money and a dash of spare time – but the outcome of any garden upgrade project you decide to carry out is more than worth the effort, funds and time that go into it. So, what are you waiting for? Go and transform your neglected yard into a gardening masterpiece! You’ll thank us for the tips later.